Scholarly Communications

Peer review week roundup 2016

By Ruth Lewis on September 29, 2016

The focus of this year’s Peer Review Week was #RecognizeReview. There have been discussions about how scholars would like to be recognized or given credit and how publishers and other organizations are recognizing peer review; another thread has been how early career scholars can learn to d...

#textbookbroke, Textbook affordability student toolkit, etc.

By Ruth Lewis on September 29, 2016

Two useful publications this month: ACCESS DENIED: The New Face of the Textbook Monopoly Released by: The Student PIRGs. 23 page CC-BY document with up-to-date statistics about textbook prices, the growing importance of access codes in the textbook market, etc. Textbook Affordability Student Tool...

Scholarly communications selected links from August 2016

By Ruth Lewis on August 31, 2016

Recommended links: A Quick Tour Around the World of Scholarly Journal Publishing, by David Crotty, Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press, in The Scholarly Kitchen blog. This is a nice overview of changes and issues from a publisher perspective. If you read this, you̵...

Scholarly communications links from July 2016

By Ruth Lewis on July 28, 2016

>>>>>Open Access articles worth reading! How open science helps researchers succeed, by Erin C McKiernan et al. eLife 2016;10.7554/eLife.16800 DOI: Slides from the article are available for use also; they are licensed CC-BY. The academic, economic and societa...

Discipline wheel for Open Scholarship

Open Scholarship update – July 2016

By Emily Stenberg on July 21, 2016

New bepress Dashboard bepress recently unveiled the previously announced changes to its administrator Dashboard, which provides usage statistics and visualizations. Administrators can access more detailed reports of the collections you oversee. If you’re not an administrator and want to know the ...

Library Publishing Forum 2016

By Andrew Rouner on July 7, 2016

Emily Stenberg, Digital Publishing and Preservation Librarian, and I attended the Library Publishing Forum 2016, the annual conference for the Library Publishing Consortium, in May. This group formed in response to increasing numbers of academic libraries that have become involved with digital pu...

Scholarly communications links from June 2016

By Ruth Lewis on June 30, 2016

OpenCon 2016: Only one week left to apply to attend OpenCon 2016 on November 12-14 in Washington, DC! Applicants can request a travel scholarship, which will be awarded to most of those accepted. OpenCon seeks to bring together students and early career academic professionals from around the worl...

Did you know the libraries offer copyright help?

By Ruth Lewis on June 28, 2016

The Scholarly Publishing unit in the libraries “helps WU faculty, students, and staff with copyright issues that connect to research, teaching, and library services.” More information: